Women's home plans for expansion with second McKinney location

group photo of Shiloh Place staff and board
Shiloh Place staff and board members pose for a photo in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Shiloh Place)

Shiloh Place staff and board members pose for a photo in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Shiloh Place)

Shiloh Place, a home for displaced single mothers, is expanding in McKinney.

McKinney City Council approved the zoning request at its Jan. 4 meeting for a 4-acre property on the corner of McDonald Street and Cypress Hill Drive.

This will be the second location for Shiloh Place, which equips single mothers with tools to achieve “financial independence and personal wholeness,” according to its website. The first location is in downtown McKinney. A groundbreaking for the new building is expected to happen in the first quarter of 2022, according to Development Director Ashleigh Fanning.

More than 50 letters of support for Shiloh Place were filed with meeting documents, and a graduate of the ministry spoke during public comment about her experience with the organization.

“Shiloh Place has completely changed the trajectory and the legacy of me and my children,” Sileria Garcia said during the public hearing.


She added that the program “catapulted” her back into society. Garcia now is the owner of Roofing on Top, a roofing company based in downtown McKinney. 469-534-9407. www.shilohplacemckinney.com
By Brooklynn Cooper
Brooklynn Cooper covers public education in Frisco and McKinney. Previously, she reported on southern Dallas for The Dallas Morning News. The Durham, N.C. native and devoted Tar Heel fan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019.